The Resource Three daughters of Eve, Elif Shafak

Three daughters of Eve, Elif Shafak

Label
Three daughters of Eve
Title
Three daughters of Eve
Statement of responsibility
Elif Shafak
Title variation
3 daughters of Eve
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The stunning, timely new novel from the acclaimed, internationally bestselling author of The Architect's Apprentice and The Bastard of Istanbul. Peri, a married, wealthy, beautiful Turkish woman, is on her way to a dinner party at a seaside mansion in Istanbul when a beggar snatches her handbag. As she wrestles to get it back, a photograph falls to the ground -- an old polaroid of three young women and their university professor. A relic from a past -- and a love -- Peri had tried desperately to forget. Three Daughters of Eve is set over an evening in contemporary Istanbul, as Peri arrives at the party and navigates the tensions that simmer in this crossroads country between East and West, religious and secular, rich and poor. Over the course of the dinner, and amidst an opulence that is surely ill-begotten, terrorist attacks occur across the city. Competing in Peri's mind however are the memories invoked by her almost-lost polaroid, of the time years earlier when she was sent abroad for the first time, to attend Oxford University. As a young woman there, she had become friends with the charming, adventurous Shirin, a fully assimilated Iranian girl, and Mona, a devout Egyptian-American. Their arguments about Islam and feminism find focus in the charismatic but controversial Professor Azur, who teaches divinity, but in unorthodox ways. As the terrorist attacks come ever closer, Peri is moved to recall the scandal that tore them all apart. Elif Shafak is the number one bestselling novelist in her native Turkey, and her work is translated and celebrated around the world. In Three Daughters of Eve, she has given us a rich and moving story that humanizes and personalizes one of the most profound sea changes of the modern world"--
  • Peri, a wealthy Turkish woman, is on her way to a dinner party at a seaside mansion in Istanbul when a beggar snatches her handbag. Wrestling to get it back, a photograph falls to the ground-- an old polaroid of three young women and their university professor, a relic from the past. Over the evening, as Peri arrives at the party and navigates the tensions that simmer in this crossroads country between East and West, terrorist attacks occur across the city. But the photograph has invoked Peri's memories of when she was sent abroad for the first time, to attend Oxford University-- and the scandal that tore the friends apart
Summary
A tale by the internationally best-selling author of The Architect's Apprentice is set over an evening in contemporary Istanbul and follows the efforts of a woman to navigate cultural, religious and economic tensions during a seaside mansion dinner party while enduring painful memories of her deep multicultural friendships during her Oxford years
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2017.
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10611633
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shafak, Elif
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Housewives
  • Reminiscing
  • Female friendship
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Female friendship
  • Housewives
  • Reminiscing
  • Turkey
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Religious
Target audience
adult
Label
Three daughters of Eve, Elif Shafak
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published by Penguin Random House UK 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967057260
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
ix, 369 pages
Isbn
9781632869951
Lccn
2017051453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)967057260
Label
Three daughters of Eve, Elif Shafak
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published by Penguin Random House UK 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967057260
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
ix, 369 pages
Isbn
9781632869951
Lccn
2017051453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)967057260

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